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that command (like several other "Linux standard commands" such as ifconfig) aren't built in.
I added an 80G hard drive after FC2 was already installed, and I"m trying to get it set up so I can set a share on it so that the other computer in my friend's office can write to it from his Windows machine.
However, every answer I've seen on this forum says to "fdisk" it. which I'm sure would be easy if there were an "fdisk" command in FC2.
I've done the "double-tab" trick to see if maybe there's something similar, but I can find nothing.
The command is probably not in your PATH -- do "su -" instead of "su" when you become root, as that gives you root's environment, whose PATH has commands like ifconfig and fdisk. You can always check by typing "locate <command name>" to see if it's installed, and access it via its full path (or add it to your own PATH variable).
ok, so i got fdisk to work, and wrote the partition table. However, I still can't locate the drive in the linux system.
i'm trying to get this drive up and running so i can share it out on a network with a winxp computer so that it can write files to it. i hate asking for a "step by step", but if anyone can give me any pointer, I've almost pulled all of my hair out.
The command depends on what you want to make the file system as. If you a windoze type file system, that is a different command. If you want a Linux type if file system then that is another command. Here is a list:
mke2fs (Ext2), mke2fs -j (Ext3), mkreiserfs (ReiserFS). That is for Linux.
mkdosfs for DOS file system. There may be more. I'm not a big windoze fan.